What does sage mean?

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. sage(noun)

    a mentor in spiritual and philosophical topics who is renowned for profound wisdom

  2. sage(noun)

    aromatic fresh or dried grey-green leaves used widely as seasoning for meats and fowl and game etc

  3. sage, salvia(adj)

    any of various plants of the genus Salvia; a cosmopolitan herb

  4. sage(adj)

    having wisdom that comes with age and experience

  5. sage, sage-green(adj)

    of the grey-green color of sage leaves


  1. sage(Verb)

    The act of using the word or option sage in the email field or a checkbox of an imageboard when posting a reply

  2. sage(Interjection)

    Word used in the email field of imageboards to prevent a bump of the post. Used as an option rather than a word in some imageboard software

  3. Origin: From sauge, from Latin salvia, from salvus (healthy), see safe.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Sage(noun)

    a suffruticose labiate plant (Salvia officinalis) with grayish green foliage, much used in flavoring meats, etc. The name is often extended to the whole genus, of which many species are cultivated for ornament, as the scarlet sage, and Mexican red and blue sage

  2. Sage(noun)

    the sagebrush

  3. Sage

    having nice discernment and powers of judging; prudent; grave; sagacious

  4. Sage

    proceeding from wisdom; well judged; shrewd; well adapted to the purpose

  5. Sage

    grave; serious; solemn

  6. Sage(noun)

    a wise man; a man of gravity and wisdom; especially, a man venerable for years, and of sound judgment and prudence; a grave philosopher

  7. Origin: [OE. sauge, F. sauge, L. salvia, from salvus saved, in allusion to its reputed healing virtues. See Safe.]


  1. Sage

    Salvia is the largest genus of plants in the mint family, Lamiaceae, with approximately 700–900 species of shrubs, herbaceous perennials, and annuals. It is one of several genera commonly referred to as sage. The genus is distributed throughout the Old World and the Americas, with three distinct regions of diversity: Central and South America; Central Asia and Mediterranean; Eastern Asia.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Sage

    sāj, n. any plant of genus Salvia, of the mint family, esp. Common or Garden Sage, used for flavouring meats.—ns. Sage′-app′le, a gall formed on a species of sage; Sage′-bread, bread baked from dough mixed with a strong infusion of sage in milk; Sage′-brush, a collective name of various shrubby species of Artemisia in the western United States; Sage′-cock, -grouse, a large North American grouse; Sage′-green, a gray slightly mixed with pure green; Sage′-rabb′it, a small hare or rabbit abounding in North America; Sage′-rose, a plant of the genus Cistus: an evergreen shrub of tropical America; Sage′-sparr′ow, a fringilline bird characteristic of the sage-brush of North America; Sage′-thresh′er, the mountain mocking-bird of west North America; Sage′-will′ow, a dwarf American willow.—adj. Sā′gy, full of, or seasoned with, sage.—Apple-bearing sage, a native of southern Europe, with large reddish or purple bracts, and bearing on its branches large gall-nuts; Meadow Sage, or Meadow clary, a common ornament of meadows in the south of England, with bluish-purple flowers; Oil of sage, an essential oil, yielded by the sage, once much used in liniments against rheumatism. [O. Fr. sauge (It. salvia)—L. salviasalvus, safe.]

  2. Sage

    sāj, adj. discriminating, discerning, wise: well judged.—n. a wise man: a man of gravity and wisdom.—adv. Sage′ly.—n. Sage′ness.—Seven sages, or wise men (see Seven). [Fr. sage (It. saggio, savio), from a L. sapius (seen in ne-sapius), wise—sapĕre, to be wise.]

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of sage in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of sage in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Publilius Syrus:

    Let a fool hold his tongue and he will pass for a sage.

  2. Marcus Aurelius Antoninus:

    'Let thine occupations be few,' saith the sage, 'if thou wouldst lead a tranquil life.'

  3. Shaftesbury:

    It is the saying of an ancient sage that humor was the only test of gravity, and gravity of humor.

  4. Anuj Somany:

    Everyone is born as sage , only with growing age almost all start becoming fools on the world stage.

  5. Baltasar Gracian:

    He that can live alone resembles the brute beast in nothing, the sage in much, and God in everything.

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